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PhD Researcher in Sexual Orientation and Well-being, Swansea University

Samuel is a WISERD affiliated Final year PhD student at Swansea University. Before joining Swansea University Samuel completed his BA (Hons) Business Management with Economics (First class honours) at the University of Westminster and his MSc Applied Economics (Distinction) at the University of Nottingham.

Samuel’s research studies the relationship between sexual orientation and wellbeing. His first chapter investigates the relationship between sexual identity and subjective reports of wellbeing both at the mean and across the distribution. His second chapter investigates the role that differences in expectations plays in the relationship between sexual identity and job satisfaction as well as exploring the effect of industrial segregation. The final chapter of Samuel’s PhD investigates the earnings effects of sexual identity both at the mean and across the distribution of earnings, as well as the mediating role that industrial segregation plays.


  • 2016–2019
    PhD Candidate, Swansea University